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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many zodiac constellations are there?
2. What is the Earth's orbit plane extended outward called?
3. How much does the Great Pyramid weigh?
4. How many gods is Heliopolis associated with?
5. What does the Giza site arrangement mirror?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the cycle of precession?
2. Was Hipparchus the first to know about precession?
3. In Chapter 38, how did the Egyptians manage to drill through granite without the necessary tools?
4. In Chapter 39, why do you think the Egyptians didn't cut the limestone into smaller pieces to make it easier to move?
5. Was Jane Sellers correct about the key astronomical numbers playing minor roles in the Osiris myths?
6. What did the author mean in Chapter 33 when he referred to the boats at the base of the Great Pyramid as seeming to be of a quality exceeding the presumed need to transport a dead king to heaven?
7. Why did the Greeks build the Great Pyramid with engineering accuracy, whose costs seem to far exceed any benefit?
8. What explains the fluctuations in Egyptian agriculture, as explored in Chapter 46?
9. Is it a coincidence that the Great Pyramid is an accurate scale-model of Earth's northern hemisphere?
10. What message did Hancock wish to send to mankind in Chapter 52?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does it mean that the ancient Egyptians were using pi in their architectural structures long before it was officially discovered? Does this notion support the possibility that many ancient peoples had skills or technology that were officially invented later, or is a mathematical construct a different type of ability?
Essay Topic 2
What was the author's main thesis statement, as summarized at the end of the book? What knowledge and experience did he use throughout the book to back up his assertions?
Essay Topic 3
Why were Hancock and others so concerned with the exact dates in which things occurred, and with challenging those dates when new evidence was brought forth?
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